5: Fairing and Handlebars
Next up is the front fairing and handlebar assembly. For
this we need a medium sized track guard off the Tank Accessories
Sprue, a set of handlebars from a Space Marine Bike, and
a short section of sprue. If you don't have any of these
parts (or prefer not to use them), a reasonable substitute
can be easily made with a peice of pasticard, some wire,
and a trip through your bits box.
Using the pictures on the left as a guide, attach the handlbars
to the track guard and use the peice of sprue as a brace.
The brace is important because it gives the handlebars some
support when attaching them to the track guard.
Once the handlebar/fairing assembly dries, glue it to the
front of your wartrakk. If you're using the ram from the
old ork wartrukk kit, the bottom of the fairing rests nicely
on the little bolts on the top of the ram.
The important thing is to make surre that you're happy
with the angle of the fairing before moving on to the next
step. The handlebar assembly should be swept back and low
enough to keep the 'speedy' look of the wartrakk, while
being high enough to allow room for the weapons and the
ork driver in the next few steps. If the bars are too low,
the driver won't be able to reach them.